12/09/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2023 01:24
Members of the Ministerial Committee assigned by the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit under the chairmanship of His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, met on Saturday, December 9, 2023, with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. The committee members who participated in the meeting are the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Riad Malki, and His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye, Hakan Fidan.
During the meeting, they discussed the accelerating events and dangerous developments in the Gaza Strip and their repercussions, the military escalation towards unarmed civilians, and the importance of an immediate ceasefire, in order to ensure the return of security and stability to the Gaza Strip.
The members of the committee stressed the importance of the international community making all efforts to move immediately towards stopping the continuous violations by the Israeli occupation forces of international law and international humanitarian law, in order to ensure full protection of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The members of the committee expressed their dissatisff with the disruption of Security Council and United Nations resolutions demanding a ceasefire, and to take serious and urgent steps to ensure the securing of relief corridors for the delivery of urgent humanitarian, food and medical aid to the Gaza Strip.
The members of the Committee also demanded that the international community assume its responsibility towards returning to the path of a comprehensive and just peace, in order to maintain international peace and security, expressing their concern about the widening of blatant attacks by the occupation forces on civilians, and the repeated violations of international law.
The members of the committee reiterated the need for creating serious political conditions that lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state along the lines of June 4, 1967, in accordance with the relevant international resolutions, expressing their rejection of compartmentalizing the Palestinian issue and discussing the future of the Gaza Strip separately from the overall Palestinian issue.